Sunday, December 13, 2009

Book Review:Elvis Takes a Back Seat by Leanna Ellis

Book Description:
Elvis Takes a Back Seatby award-winning novelist Leanna Ellis is the endearing story of Claudia, a young widow determined to fulfill her husband’s last request by hauling a three-foot bust of Elvis Presley in the backseat of a vintage Cadillac from Dallas to Memphis to return it to its rightful owner. The road trip—taken with an eccentric aunt who actually knew the “King of Rock ’n’ Roll,” and a temperamental teen with a suspicious mind of her own—hits some royal roadblocks and detours as these women uncover pieces of their past along with the bust’s mysterious history. What they find along the way changes their lives forever, inspiring readers to also step out in faith.

My thoughts:
Even though I’m not a fan of Elvis, when I saw the title Elvis Takes a Back Seat by Leanna Ellis I was highly interested. The tone of the book has some serious and deep issue that the characters have to work through, but you have this crazy bust of Elvis always adding a slight humorous touch. The story wasn't what I expected, but I did enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of this one but the title got my attention. Sounds like this may be a sleeper book club read.



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